Rescue Union School District

English Learners (EL)

California English Language Development Test

The purpose of the CELDT is to identify new students who are English learners, determine their level of English proficiency, and annually assess their progress toward becoming fluent English proficient. The CELDT covers four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading and writing in English. It is administered in grades K-12.

CELDT scores are used to help determine the level of assistance needed and to ensure the student's placement in an appropriate program.

What is CELDT?

Students who, based on objective assessment, have not developed listening, speaking, reading, and writing proficiencies in English sufficient for participation in the regular school program receive District EL support. These students are sometimes referred to as Limited English Proficient (LEP). The process for identification is described in the California English Language Development Test below.


Jenni Reed
Support Services Secretary
(530) 672-4830